Released Footage

The Hunt County Sheriff's Department has released photos of an individual sought in connection with shots being fired earlier this month at an off-duty Hunt County Sheriff's Deputy.

CADDO MILLS — Photos have been released of an individual sought in connection with shots being fired earlier this month at an off-duty Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office posted the pictures on its Facebook page Monday morning, indicating the unidentified individual was a person of interest regarding the incident early in the morning of June 4 at the Pilot Truck Stop, 2226 FM 1903 in Caddo Mills.

The officer was not hurt, though there was significant damage to his personal vehicle.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office regarding the incident, unknown suspects fired multiple shots at the deputy following an alleged narcotics transaction on the parking lot of the truck stop.

The deputy was said to be in the lot at approximately 2 a.m. when he observed what he believed was individuals conducting a narcotics transaction. The deputy approached the subjects and identified himself as a law enforcement officer, at which point one suspect fled on foot and the other fled the scene in a passenger vehicle described as gold or silver in color. The deputy put out a description and direction of travel of the suspect vehicle while he was attempting to follow at a distance. The suspects then fired five to six gunshots at the deputy, disabling his personal vehicle.

A short time later, patrol units located a vehicle matching the description near Lions Lair and Monty Stratton Parkway in Greenville. After a brief investigation, it was determined that it was not the suspect and he was released at the scene.

The off-duty deputy did not fire his weapon during the incident.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or suspects, is asked to contact the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 903-453-6800 or Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.

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